Nuns Out of Control

“In 16th, 17th, and 18th-century Italy, nuns routinely sought loopholes in the edicts issued by local church authorities, and occasionally broke rules in spectacular fashion.” There were “nuns who plotted escapes, who burned down their own convent, and one who got caught sneaking out to the opera, disguised as an abbot.”

Source: Boston Globe 12/05/10